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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City of Pocatello Invites Residents to Team Up to “Clean Up”


Mayor Brian Blad and the Pocatello City Council, together with the Street Operations Department, Pocatello Police Department and Science and Environment Division, are teaming up to “Clean Up Pocatello.”

The new initiative seeks to remind residents that when mowing, weed-eating, or doing other forms of yard work, they should properly dispose of yard waste and clean up yard waste that has made its way onto the sidewalk or into the streets.  

“Yard waste that makes its way into our stormwater drainage system creates serious problems for the City as well as residents,” said Tom Kirkman Street Operations Superintendent. “The waste clogs the drains and pipes, leading to flooding that can damage homes and businesses.”

To correctly dispose of the waste, residents can place it back onto their lawn, start their own compost pile, or become part of the Sanitation Department’s “Compost Happens” yard waste collection program.

“Keeping the waste off the street also helps to beautify our city and helps keep costs down when it comes to maintenance of the stormwater drainage system,” Kirkman said.

Depositing and allowing yard waste to remain in the City right of way is a violation of City Code 9.16.190 and residents found to be in violation of the code can be fined $150 for the first offence.    

Residents who have questions about the “Compost Happens” program can contact the Sanitation Department at 208-234-6192. Residents who have questions about the “Clean up Pocatello” program can contact the Street Operations Department at 208-234-6250.

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